posture and slouching

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92 Posts
Jul 6, 2013 3:59pm
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I've noticed that I slouch and dont have good posture . how do you fix that?
06 Jul
Hi. I have the same problem. The physiotherapist I saw recently put some tape to help to correct the posture but its not the long term solution. She said the most important thing is to be aware and correct yourself until it becomes a habit
08 Jul
okay thanks I've been trying to stay aware of it today and it helps!
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1039 Posts
Jul 6, 2013 6:16pm
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There are a few real common mistakes that everyone makes but are quite 'easy' to fix.

The first one is feet placement. Always walk with your feet traight forward. This is better for your knees your ankles and your hip. At the same time bringing all those in a better position will increasy your spine position. Also it will be harder to to sloach when your feet are facing forward.

Activation of your posterior chain. The activation of your posterior chain kind of forces you to keep a (more) neutral spine position. When i walk with a backpack i really notice this myself. When my posterior chain is lose and not supporting me my back goes into a bad position and my chest just wants to go down.

This are just two points that i work on the increase my own walkig/sitting and all other moving.

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92 Posts
Jul 7, 2013 9:30pm
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always get great advice from you two :) I don't have a barbell for deadlifts but ive been using bags of grout and cement that my dad has from building houses and stuff is that okay? I also use those bags for squats since I only have 10lb dumbells lol
08 Jul
Im not really sure. The gripping for deadlifts will be hard. I personally *think* you have to round your shoulders and upper back too much to deadlift with those bags but i am not 100% sure without seeing it in real life hehe.
10 Jul
sounds intense I totally pictured you doing that lol
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6 Posts
Jul 7, 2013 10:55pm
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In the military we were always told to stand proud which means to keep your head up high. Trust your feet and keep your head and chin up. You'll look more confident too.

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Jul 8, 2013 1:24pm
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If you want to deadlift bags put the bag upright so you can keep your back straigt and the shoulders behind the weight.

09 Jul
I tried this earlier and it worked great I just made sure I kept my head up so my back would stay straight. thanks for your help rappa :)
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92 Posts
Jul 9, 2013 3:15am
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thanks for your help! I just did a workout that had dead lifts in it and it worked out great!
09 Jul
Great!
09 Jul
09 Jul
Greater!
10 Jul
greatest!
11 Jul
Thanks for the compliment
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157 Posts
Jul 9, 2013 4:51am
via Android

From your current picture I can correct your posture in one suggestion: date a taller man.
I am kidding, but I believe that taller people have more of a tendency to slouch because we have to look down during a conversation (or slow dancing.)

09 Jul
haha thats actually a girl lolol but I won't tell her u said that
09 Jul
Hahaha damn hehehehe
09 Jul
I just noticed because of the picture that you are pretty tall. :-)
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6 Posts
Jul 9, 2013 5:00am
via Android

Not sure if its true but I heard laying on your back for an hour or two everyday helpsā™„

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